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Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 3: How Medicaid Expansion Will Gouge Ohio Premiums

Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 3: How Medicaid Expansion Will Gouge Ohio Premiums

[Editor’s note: In the first article in this series, Josh Brown maps out why Ohio insurance premiums will rise 80-88% in the coming years. He discussed the disastrous results in states that required insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions (a policy called “guaranteed issue”).  Brown’s second article showed how Massachusetts tried to solve those problems

Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 2: Counting the Cost of the Individual Mandate

In the first part of this series, I discussed, in part, why Ohioans’ health insurance premiums are going to rise about 80-88% in the coming year. However, I did not discuss the entire picture. There are several legs to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stool, but the primary ones are guaranteed issue, community ratings mandates,

Abortion Activists Condemn Patient-Protective Legislation

Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. —Dave Barry We expect patient safety and full medical information with surgical procedures. Yet abortion activists are fomenting hysteria about provisions in the Ohio budget that increase such protections for women and their unborn children. The majority of Americans do not want their tax funding

Medicaid & Modern Medieval Churches

If the past is any indication of the future, when it comes to Medicaid, Governor Kasich may still come out the victor.  Unfortunately, that would mean a loss for Ohioans. True, the new Ohio budget law didn’t grant Kasich’s wish to expand Medicaid.  But in the lyrics of the great 20th century philosopher Mick Jagger,

Obamacare Sticker Shock, Part 1: Ohio Premiums Expected to Rise 88%

Ohioans should expect their health insurance premiums to rise significantly over the coming years. This–despite the fact that the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA) was premised on several statements made by White House staff, Congressional leaders, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and President Obama himself, that the legislation would make premiums more affordable. In fact, they

Cherry-Picking Obamacare

Why Politicians Cannot Sever the Medicaid Expansion from the ACA Ohio is currently debating whether to institute the Medicaid expansion. The expansion is part of and essential to the mechanical functioning of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA, a.k.a. “Obamacare”). The Obama administration stated as much at the U.S. Supreme Court. Because of its structure, you

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